TAG: Kendall Marshall

NBA / Mar 21, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 25 Biggest Bargains In The NBA

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Like all pro leagues, the NBA is a game of dollars. In this career, the tenure is short; many NBA players won’t see 10 years in the industry. Even the league’s top crop may only see 15 to 20 years of service.

So this is where it gets tricky; how do you get an individual who has a limited career window to take less money than he’s worth? If the player is a veteran who has bought into the system and city, maybe he will take less money to help the team. Clearly that’s not Kobe Bryant. Players on rookie deals don’t have any choice in the matter and always provide teams with some flexibility. Maybe the player has an injury history, or off-court disciplinary problem that lowers his market value. Read More »

NBA / Mar 17, 2014 / 4:45 pm

5 Incredible Stats From The NBA Season So Far (3.17)

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s that special time of the season, once again, where we take a look at the useful information that is NBA.com’s stat-tool: SportVU.

As you’ve seen in previous articles on the subject, SportVU can break down everything from percentages on catch-and-shoot jumpers and pull-ups, to the amount of touches a player gets per game. As a result, we have captured some intriguing stats that have told us who are some of the league’s best and worst drivers, the best passer in the league not named Chris Paul, and a championship-contender that’s chock full of rotation players that are constantly on the move. Read More »

NBA / Mar 10, 2014 / 1:15 pm

10 NBA Players Benefitting From Tanking Teams

Tony Wroten

Tony Wroten (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports)

Ever since Stan Van Gundy called the Philadelphia 76ers “embarrassing” for the team they’re putting on the floor, major media markets have become obsessed with the ideals of tanking. So, the proposed change is the NBA Draft Wheel (via Grantland). Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 10, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 3 Best Pickups (A L.A. Lakers Edition)

Kendall Marshall

Kendall Marshall (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

Twitter / Jan 28, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Kendall Marshall Can’t Shoot As Himself In NBA 2K14, So Stop Asking For Advice

Kendall Marshall

Kendall Marshall (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Kendall Marshall has been decent for the Lakers after getting called up from Delaware 87ers 17 games ago. He’s averaging 10.5 points and 9.3 assists in 32.8 minutes a game, and he’s shooting almost 48 percent from three-point range. But his left-handed shot is hard to look at, and the woeful shooting form has made it difficult for fans to shoot as him in NBA 2K14. Marshall is having the same problem when he plays as himself. Read More »

NBA, Twitter, We Reminisce / Jan 21, 2014 / 1:35 pm

We Reminisce: Pau Gasol Posing With 11-Year-Old Kendall Marshall (Pic)

Kendall Marshall, Pau Gasol

Kendall Marshall, Pau Gasol (photo. @PauGasol)

It’s a small world, as Pau Gasol showed us on Twitter today. The Lakers big man posted a pic of him posing with an 11-year-old Kendall Marshall at the 2003 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta 11 years ago. The pic is a surreal trip down memory lane. Read More »

NBA / Jan 17, 2014 / 4:00 pm

5 NBA Teams That Could Save Jimmer Fredette’s Career

Jimmer Fredette

Jimmer Fredette (Marc Lebryk/USA TODAY Sports)

For those who follow college basketball, we all remember the 2010-2011 season. “Jimmermania” they called it in Provo, Utah on the campus at BYU. Whenever Jimmer Fredette scored a high number of points versus opponents, Cougars fans would often chant “you got Jimmered!” The chant first broke out on the night of Jan. 26, 2011 after a 43-point performance, leading his squad to an upset against No. 4 San Diego State, handing the Aztecs their first loss of that season. That night, even Kevin Durant, arguably one of the NBA’s best scorers, took notice of the Aztecs getting “Jimmered” Read More »

NBA / Jan 7, 2014 / 11:00 am

Kobe Bryant On The All-Star Game, Pau Gasol & Kendall Marshall

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

Kobe Bryant spoke with reporters before Sunday’s Lakers loss to the visiting Nuggets, and he sounded off on a number of different topics. Namely, the All-Star game, where he’s encouraged fans to vote for younger guards to start in his place. Then he spoke about the Pau Gasol trade rumors, and Kendall Marshall‘s hilarious ask for a #followback on Twitter after his big game to start his Lakers career. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jan 6, 2014 / 10:45 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 3 Best Pickups (1.6)

Kendall Marshall

Kendall Marshall (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 17, 2013 / 5:00 pm

The NBA’s 50 Biggest Sneakerheads On Instagram

Damian Lillard adidas Crazyquick PE

Damian Lillard adidas Crazyquick PE (photo. Instagram.com/damianlillard)

It’s no surprise that NBA players are some of the biggest sneakerheads in the world. You can see them rocking the most exclusive kicks on a daily basis, in part because they’re always around the culture and, more importantly, because they can get basically anything they want. And thanks to Instagram, we’re getting a better look now at what’s on their feet than ever before. Read More »